This is a third article covering one of John Leon Turner’s service club visits—part of a national effort to promote sale of Canadian war bonds.
Read the first two news articles at “John Leon Turner, Royal Canadian Air Force.”
It would seem by references within this article that Leon’s presentation to the Waterloo (Southern Ontario) Kiwanis Club was in spring 1945.
Although the article reports Leon’s escape was from a German prison camp, he was in fact an escapee from Italian Camp 59.
Here is text of the article:
Prisoner of War Tells Club of His Life With Partisans
The Waterloo Kiwanis Club met on Tuesday evening with twenty-nine members on hand to listen to an address delivered by a repatriated Prisoner of War. As guests for the evening, Major Eric Thomas, having served overseas for four years with the Forestry Corps, attended the meeting with Rev. Sidney Wood, Flt. Lt. James Davidson, prisoner of war for eleven months was the guest of Henry Smith and Flt. Lieut. Sidney Mitchell came with his father. Rev. E. D. Mitchell. Flt. Lieut. Mitchell was a prisoner of war in Germany since last November, and has just returned home, as has Flt. Lieut. Davidson.